Esquimalt

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Esquimalt is all about community

MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Esquimalt is all about community

Mayor Barb Desjardins weighs in on the value of volunteers

  • Nov 23, 2017
MAYOR’S MESSAGE: Esquimalt is all about community
Sign designer Chris Edley, local military historian Jack Bates and municipal archivist Greg Evans check out the placement of the newly installed interpretive signs at Fort Macaulay.  CoURTESY TOWNSHIP OF ESQUIMALT

Esquimalt installs new interpretive signage for Fort Macaulay

The project was made possible through Canada 150 funding

Sign designer Chris Edley, local military historian Jack Bates and municipal archivist Greg Evans check out the placement of the newly installed interpretive signs at Fort Macaulay.  CoURTESY TOWNSHIP OF ESQUIMALT
BARB DESJARDINS: Academic partnerships benefit everyone

BARB DESJARDINS: Academic partnerships benefit everyone

Mayor looks at Township’s relationships with post-secondaries

  • Oct 26, 2017
BARB DESJARDINS: Academic partnerships benefit everyone
Esquimalt town council is asking for public input regarding housing policies at a special meeting of committee of the whole next Tuesday (Oct. 3). Screenshot

Esquimalt committee of the whole seeks public input on housing plans

Council to review housing policies as part of new Official Community Plan

Esquimalt town council is asking for public input regarding housing policies at a special meeting of committee of the whole next Tuesday (Oct. 3). Screenshot
Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing

Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing

Township announces purchase of property on adjacent block, mayor calls it ‘huge opportunity’

Esquimalt Town Centre development is growing
This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties

English Inn developer working on new plan for fire access lane in Esquimalt

Neighbours convince council to reject redevelopment of Hither Green Park for project

This version of Hither Green Park was turned down by Esquimalt council last month after residents spoke out against the design, part of the redevelopment of the English Inn. Developer Aragon Properties is currently working on a new design.                                Rendering by Aragon Properties
Greg Evans with the Esquimalt Municipal Archives reaches for the collection of fire insurance maps. Evans says requests for information are at an all-time high, and come from all over the world. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Esquimalt Archives remain relevant in the age of technology

Municipal Archivist Greg Evans says he’s received more requests than ever for a trip down memory lane

Greg Evans with the Esquimalt Municipal Archives reaches for the collection of fire insurance maps. Evans says requests for information are at an all-time high, and come from all over the world. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Nick Gilder belts out a tune performing with Sweeney Todd at Bullen Park as part of Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Esquimalt fans rock out for Canada 150 celebration

Nick Gilder and Sweeney Todd headline day of musical entertainment

Nick Gilder belts out a tune performing with Sweeney Todd at Bullen Park as part of Esquimalt’s Canada 150 celebrations. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
CFB Esquimalt (this year’s change of command shown here) remains an integral part of the makeup of the community of Esquimalt, but residents are doing their best to expand on what it has to offer. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging

EDITORIAL: Esquimalt continues to make waves

Community working hard to transform itself into a welcoming place of opportunities

CFB Esquimalt (this year’s change of command shown here) remains an integral part of the makeup of the community of Esquimalt, but residents are doing their best to expand on what it has to offer. Photo courtesy MARPAC Imaging
Canadian rockers Nick Gilder (centre) and Sweeney Todd headline the Canada 150 celebration concert at Esquimalt’s Bullen Field on Saturday, Aug. 12. The concert is part of a free day of entertainment at the park that also includes Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.  Photos by Ted Van Boort

Music and culture part of Canada 150 celebration in Esquimalt

Nick Gilder, Sweeney Todd headline mainstage show Aug. 12

Canadian rockers Nick Gilder (centre) and Sweeney Todd headline the Canada 150 celebration concert at Esquimalt’s Bullen Field on Saturday, Aug. 12. The concert is part of a free day of entertainment at the park that also includes Jerry Doucette and The Jason Buie Band.  Photos by Ted Van Boort
Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. Photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau

Esquimalt adventure park a destination play site

Water park attracting people from Esquimalt and beyond

Children and families taking in the Esquimalt Adventure Park enjoy cooling off with a good soaking in the sunshine. Photo by Jean-Paul Bezeau
Medians such as these along Esquimalt Road can create inadequate sight lines, one reader writes. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Other options might work better than medians in Esquimalt

Obstruction of drivers and pedestrians can be dangerous, reader writes

  • Jul 17, 2017
Medians such as these along Esquimalt Road can create inadequate sight lines, one reader writes. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
A rendering of the regional wastewater treatment plant, currently in early stages of construction at McLoughlin Point. Contributed photo

Esquimalt seeks input on $17-million worth of amenities

Township to receive $17 million from CRD for hosting sewage treatment plant

A rendering of the regional wastewater treatment plant, currently in early stages of construction at McLoughlin Point. Contributed photo
MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer

MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer

Barb Desjardins bangs the drum for her community’s events

  • Jun 14, 2017
MAYOR’S COLUMN: Esquimalt all about events come summer
Patty Pakvis, who operates a bed and breakfast on Bewdley Avenue, says the green space provided by Hither Green Park is essential for the character of the neighbourhood. Contributed photo

Esquimalt residents cry foul at plans to remove green space

Park would be transformed to hard surfaces under proposal to create secondary emergency access

  • May 29, 2017
Patty Pakvis, who operates a bed and breakfast on Bewdley Avenue, says the green space provided by Hither Green Park is essential for the character of the neighbourhood. Contributed photo